Suspended Sentence

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Greek journalist Kostas Vaxevanis handed suspended prison sentence for tweeting meme

January 31, 2020 11:20 AM ET

Berlin, January 31, 2020 -- Greek authorities should overturn the conviction of journalist Kostas Vaxevanis on appeal and reform the country’s outdated criminal defamation laws, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Russian blogger Yegor Zhukov handed suspended sentence for 2017 protest coverage

December 12, 2019 12:09 PM ET

Vilnius, Lithuania, December 12, 2019 -- Russian authorities should not contest the appeal of journalist Yegor Zhukov and should allow him to work without fear of prosecution, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Brazilian electoral court sentences 2 journalists to suspended jail time for defamation

December 2, 2019 1:34 PM ET

On November 21, 2019, Brazilian regional news website Planeta Folha published a report uncovering a previously unreported criminal defamation lawsuit against journalists Donizete Bernardo dos Santos and Josias Brito da Silva....

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Iranian court sentences 2 journalists to jail on propaganda charges

November 12, 2019 3:34 PM ET

In October 2019, the Tehran Appeals Court sentenced Pouria Alami, a political columnist and satirist with the reformist Shargh Daily, to one year in prison and Tahereh Riahi, the former social affairs editor of the government-funded Borna News Agency,...

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Azerbaijani journalist to appeal 5.5 year suspended prison sentence

May 29, 2019 4:05 PM ET

Washington, D.C., May 29, 2019 -- Azerbaijani authorities should drop the charges against journalist Anar Mammadov and allow him to work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Morocco hands local journalists suspended prison sentences, expels Dutch journalist

April 8, 2019 2:54 PM ET

On January 2, 2018, a court in Rabat, Morocco's capital, charged four local journalists with disclosing unpublished information concerning a parliamentary commission of inquiry, according to one of the journalists, Mohammed Ahdad, who spoke with CPJ. On March 27,...

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Chad publisher handed suspended jail term for critical reporting on president's brother

February 25, 2019 3:42 PM ET

Deli Nestor, publisher of the privately owned semi-weekly investigative newspaper Eclairage in Chad, was handed a six-month suspended prison sentence by a criminal court in N'Djamena on February 13, 2019, after he was convicted of defaming the brother of...

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Uzbekistan releases remaining jailed journalists

May 7, 2018 1:19 PM ET

New York, May 7, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release from custody today of Uzbek journalists Bobomurod Abdullaev and Hayot Nasriddinov, who had been on trial in Tashkent since March 5, 2018. With the pair's release, there...

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